"Proposed EPA Permit Violates Clean Water Act, Group Alleges"

"An environmental group is accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal pollution laws by allowing oil and gas companies to dump an unlimited quantity of fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Center for Biological Diversity sent a formal comment to the EPA regarding a proposed permit that will cover oil and gas operations in the western part of the Gulf of Mexico for the next five years.

That permit proposes requiring companies for the first time to keep a list of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but would not limit their discharge with processed water that is regularly dumped overboard."

David Hammer reports for WWL-TV (CBS 4 New Orleans) July 11, 2017.

Source: WWL-TV, 07/13/2017